Nine Starkville aldermen candidates reported taking in $17,108.25 in combined campaign donations this year as they worked to secure their respective ward races.
The three Democrats running in Starkville's mayoral race -- Damion Poe, local attorney Johnny Moore and former city chief administrative officer Lynn Spruill -- have raised a combined $80,000 in campaign contributions this year, but that figure lags behind how much their counterparts had raised by this time in 2013's municipal race.
Long idling times for vehicles, joyriding and other misuses -- a 2014 J5 Broaddus study of Global Positioning System (GPS) data from trackers mounted on Columbus city vehicles found these and other inefficiencies.
Jennifer Prather, the Greater Starkville Development Partnership's special events coordinator and Starkville Community Market manager, was promoted to the organization's newly established director of tourism position, the Partnership announced Monday.
Ward 5's municipal election will now be decided in the May 2 Democratic Primary after Republican candidate Chase Neal withdrew from the race.
Starkville recorded a 3.18 percent decline in sales tax receipts in February compared to last year's mark, which represents the first downward trend for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.
An Oktibbeha County man is going to prison for 50 years after he was convicted Thursday of shooting a gas station attendant in 2015.
Incoming Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Eddie Peasant says he's committed to creating a 21st century school district that prepares students for future job markets many have yet to envision.
Oktibbeha County punted a decision on placing Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers in road department vehicles to May after supervisors raised questions Monday about employees' productivity and how such a tracking system would affect morale.
For the second time this year, Starkville aldermen voted behind closed doors to ask District Attorney Scott Colom to review a potential criminal case against a former city employee.
Oktibbeha County is close to finalizing a 15-year, $14.5 million-maximum road bond for Blackjack Road and other countywide infrastructure projects and should have the funding in about 30 days.
A requested 23-day extension to the Starkville Police Department renovation contract for contractors to install information technology (IT) cabling and furniture will push the project's date of substantial completion to June 12, but Mayor Parker Wiseman says the proposed change order will not significantly delay the project.
It's impossible for Jennifer Prather, the Greater Starkville Development Partnership's special events coordinator, to be physically present in all 31 diners participating in Starkville Restaurant Week, guiding wait staff and assisting them through the event, but her playbook can.
Sources familiar with the Greater Starkville Development Partnership's search for a new chief executive officer say the organization is likely to hire an external firm to seek additional applicants after three finalists were identified but not hired this spring.
OCH Regional Medical Center's Fiscal Year 2015-16 audit reported a $190,844 drop in its end-of-the-year net position after all operational and nonoperational revenues and expenses were accounted.
Cornerstone Park could again become a viable option for smaller industrial developments next year once a new 4-County Electric Power Association substation boosts the area's power capacity.
Hinds Community College Work-Based Learning and Internship Coordinator Christy Maulding will join the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District this summer and replace outgoing Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Education Jody Woodrum.
Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins wants to amend the ordinance involving Starkville Board of Adjustment and Appeals appointments to allow his ward's representative to serve a second consecutive term.
Johnny Moore, Damion Poe and Lynn Spruill -- the three Democrats vying to become Starkville's next mayor -- spent most of Monday's Starkville-Oktibbeha Voter Education Initiative's town hall agreeing on numerous issues while saying their own unique vision for the city's future deserves a majority of voters' support in the May 2 primary.
One 15-year-old is recovering after he was shot by another Sunday in the Glenn Lane area of Oktibbeha County.
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